Letters to the Editor

Here are my facts

Lee R. Pitzer says: “If world powers placed any great significance on the United Nation resolutions Hussein was violating, then our invasion would have been a joint operation, it was not, we went in alone.” Pitzer tell that to the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland. Source: Wikipedia.

Again Pitzer states, “Mr. Fette claims WMDs were found in Iraq in the form of “dirty bombs.” I wrote “...creating the potential for such groups in acquiring material for ‘dirty’ bombs,’” hoping it would be understood that such WMD materials could be used for such. Those “ancient chemical bombs” is what “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons,” by C.J. Chivers (NY Times) was about. It was written to expose, through the FOIA, that quote: “The New York Times found 17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents after 2003.” Add, “In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs.” The potential I wrote was there.

It was Pitzer that injected the 4,500 causalities over 8 years in Iraq, I brought up the 29,000 casualties of Operation Overlord, referred also as D-Day, which lasted from June 6 to Aug. 30, 1944, as a comparison. Source: The 2015 Encyclopedia Britannica and the NY Daily News.

Now, I’ve provided sources, Pitzer’s “warped,” “feeble,” “fallacious,” “factually false,” “disjointed attempt,” and “rambling effort,” references to others; with his arrogant, boorish attitude, provides a elitist personal opinion and nothing more.

Russell C. Fette, Collinsville

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